It looks like Matt Murdock is going to the dark side — and he doesn’t want you to call him Matt Murdock anymore. The first teaser trailer for Daredevil Season 3 puts Marvel’s first Netflix vigilante in a confessional, where he reveals that he no longer believes in the concept of justice that once inspired him to don the mask and fight crime. Matt Murdock remains missing, but Daredevil is certainly back.
Details on the upcoming season of Daredevil are still relatively scarce, aside from confirmation of a few returning faces. Based on the events at the end of The Defenders (which also had quite an impact on Danny Rand’s arc in Iron Fist Season 2), Matt Murdock is presumed dead, and judging by Daredevil’s first Season 3 teaser, The Man Without Fear will still be MIA when his Netflix series returns sometime later this year.
Sometimes fan-casting dreams really do come true — like with Henry Cavill and The Witcher. Over the last several weeks, the erstwhile Man of Steel has been depicted as the lead character of the fantasy saga in numerous pieces of fan art circulating online. Even Cavill himself got into the idea, sharing some fan art on his own Instagram. Whatever internet sorcery was at play seemed to have worked because Cavill has officially signed on to play the lead role in Netflix’s series adaptation of the Witcher saga.
Marvel’s Daredevil can’t be “Born Again” without the woman who gave birth in the first place. Following a Defenders tease, Season 3 of Marvel’s fearless vigilante has cast Matt Murdock’s famous mother and reassured the family reunion will take place later this year.
The announcement of Disney’s inevitable streaming service raised a number of questions on the TV side, including whether Marvel series would follow their movie counterparts in leaving Netflix. The six Defenders series now seem likely to remain in their original home, however, according to comments from Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
Marvel’s ‘Punisher’ spinoff is nowhere near the tone-deaf shoot-em-up we feared, but still feels like three different series rolled up in one strong supporting cast. Our early review, before first season hits Netflix on November 17.